California Central Coast Recipes

Linguine with Garlic and Red Pepper

Linguine with Garlic and Olive Oil is our version of the classic Italian Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive oil. This recipe has only five ingredients: thinly sliced garlic, Italian parsley, red pepper flakes, linguine and good extra virgin olive oil. It's such an easy to make but satisfying dish! You probably always have these ingredients on hand anyway, so it's perfect to make when you get home late and want something quick to make and easy to digest.

It also is a very light recipe that's ideal when you're starting to get sick of heavy meals and want something light and very quick to throw together, It always seems to hit the spot! 2017, Linguine with Garlic and Red Pepper
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
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1/2 pound Linguine
4 cloves Sliced Garlic
4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 teaspoons Crushed Red Pepper
1 cup Italian Parsley coarsely chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preparation Directions.

1 Start your pasta pan with water and bring to boil. Add a tablespoon or so of salt and add pasta. Cook until al dente (about 9 min.)

2 While the linguine is cooking, add the olive oil to a heavy bottom pan or pot and place over medium heat. When the olive oil begins to smell fragrant, add the sliced garlic and red pepper. Continue to saute until the garlic is golden. Be careful not to over cook the garlic or it will turn bitter.

3 When the linguine is done, drain, add it to the pot with the olive oil and garlic. Add the chopped parsley and toss. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Wine and Food Pairing and Serving Suggestions.

Serve this with a young red Italian wine like a Sangiovese.

A tip from Sue!

Eating well with no guilt!

For those health-conscious, alternate a "healthy meal" just before and after a "splurge meal." You can enjoy the food much more when you're not plagued by guilt! And this keeps you on a self-imposed "mini-diet" and maintains your weight much better than if you haphazardly eat at random.